Chronicles Magazine August 2017

  • EDITORIALS

    Snuffed Candle

    Proclaimed political “dynasties” in American history have never persisted beyond two generations. The Adams family produced two presidents in two generations, followed by an author of significant accomplishments who disdained democracy and never...

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  • EDITORIALS

    Losers Double Down

    The party of Hillary Clinton has not stopped losing since last November. This fact is easily overlooked amid all of President Trump’s bad press, but Democrats have reliably come up short in special elections from Montana to Kansas to suburban...

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Immeasurable Loss

    My thanks to Aaron D. Wolf for his article “The Discarded Image.” It reminded me of G.K. Chesterton’s “The Age of America,” published in The Illustrated London News, December 14, 1929 (The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, Vol. 35).

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  • Polemics & Exchanges

    Ivy League Press

    I heartily concur with Mr. Olson’s enthusiasm for a fine, concise, and accessible account of the 19th- and early-20th-century Progressives’ infatuations with German economics, evolution, racial stereotyping, and paternalism toward women and the...

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